Membership of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education is open to all higher education institutions, related organisations and agencies, and is by annual or three-yearly subscription.
Institutional membership demonstrates a clear commitment to developing leadership and management capabilities at all levels. The heart of our services and benefits is the continuation and enhancement of our contribution to, and investment in, the higher education sector.
Investing in the sector
We have continued to make a substantial investment into UK higher education in the last twelve months, with a significant part exclusively for our members’ benefit, and are investing further for 2014-15:
The Aurora initiative for early career women leaders launched in 2013-14 attracted over 500 participants to its first cohort; in 2014-15, we will retain the £1000 price for members (although we will increase the price for non-members), and will be putting in place additional support for role models and champions to help embed this important initiative further
Increased savings of up to 10% for 2014-15 via a fixed membership subscription rate for a three year commitment. This option was introduced at the start of the 2011-12 membership year – offering members an opportunity to make savings on the total cost of membership, and we are pleased to continue to offer this considerable discount. Around one third of institutions have signed up – and they are fairly evenly spread across the range of membership bands. Three year members will not of course be affected by any subscription changes during their three year membership.
Standard membership benefits
In addition to the membership investments and services outlined above, all members benefit from the following standard benefits:
If you want to know more about Leadership Foundation Membership and the benefits for you and your institution, contact:
Director, Membership and Organisational Development
M: 07977 457 949
Dr Lesly Huxley joined the Leadership Foundation at its inception in 2004 on a part-time secondment from the University of Bristol. She was appointed full-time Director of Membership and Organisational Development in 2014. She is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality membership benefits and services and managing the Leadership Foundation's network of regional coordinators across England. She leads key investment activities to help deliver the next phase of the modernisation and efficiency agendas led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, has oversight of the LF’s relationship with professional bodies and networks and, as Editor, guides direction of the LF’s magazine ENGAGE.
Lesly has nearly 30 years' experience in research, management and leadership roles in higher education in the UK and Europe with a particular focus on change and OD, and development and support of research. Her university roles have spanned staff development, HR and ICT. She taught on the innovative Masters in Education, Technology and Society at the University of Bristol where she also held roles as Research Director and then Director of the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT).
She has published and presented widely in both scholarly and professional contexts and has co-authored a number of national reports on OD and digital research. She has a first degree and post-graduate qualifications in modern languages, a doctorate in education from the University of Bristol and is a Fellow of the AUA, CIPD and RSA. She is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.
Marketing and Communications Manager
T: 020 3468 4815
Susie is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the contacts database and also for the ongoing development of the Leadership Foundation website, liaising with our website provider to ensure that the website remains up-to-date and relevant to the needs of the higher education sector.
Susie provides communications support to all areas of the Leadership Foundation, ensuring that the right information is provided to our stakeholders on a timely basis. She is part of the production team that creates key communication materials such as our termly magazine, Engage, and the annual report, and is responsible for the e-newsletter to the SD/HR community.
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